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Windows 7: Unexplained boot failure

28 Dec 2009   #1
Jimfof1913

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Unexplained boot failure

I installed Windows 7 Home Premium the last week of October. Since then I have had two experiences where during a restart Windows gave me a screen that says Windows could not start and sent me into the system recovery mode. Prior to this there was no error message or indications of a problem. The first failure was fixed after about an hour without a system restore. The second required a system restore. Anyone else had this experience?


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28 Dec 2009   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jimfof1913 View Post
I installed Windows 7 Home Premium the last week of October. Since then I have had two experiences where during a restart Windows gave me a screen that says Windows could not start and sent me into the system recovery mode. Prior to this there was no error message or indications of a problem. The first failure was fixed after about an hour without a system restore. The second required a system restore. Anyone else had this experience?
It sounds like you may have some corrupted files. Go to search type in cmd from an administrators account, and in cmd type this sfc /scannow. It should help clear up the corruption.

If you still have a problem install your windows DVD and then boot up. Do this 3 times, selecting the repair option. Hopefully, your problems will be resolved.

Doing a system restore will not help if the corruption occured during installation. SR can temporarily cover up the problem.

Hope this helps.
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29 Dec 2009   #3
Jimfof1913

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Ran the 'sfc /scannow' command which found no problems. Thanks for the help.
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10 Nov 2010   #4
Jimfof1913

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Just had this experience again. Had to perform a system restore. Diagnostics said problem was caused by a patch but didn't indicate whcih patch. After rebooting system Windows Update wants to reinstall patches. What is stopping the patch that caused the problem from being reinstalled?
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